and other things.... This is my daily art blog. I'm artist Dee Sanchez and I live and work in Alameda, New Mexico - the land of blue skies, red hills, and three unique cultures. What a beautiful place to paint! Join me on my daily painting quest, my plein air adventures, my video logs, my "getting ready for a show" preparations, my painting tips, and I may even throw in an opinion or two...I also document my struggles with getting healthy and my crazy family life
Saturday, July 30, 2011
See how clean and pretty it is? Just wait!
This is the view I have from my painting tables every day. That's the door that goes into my living room and kitchen. The nice full boxes of paints are extras just waiting to replace my used-up tubes when they're done. You can see the open ones underneath the little shelf.
Okay, I'm doing a group show at Weems Uptown that opens September 4. I have 10 30x40 canvases that I will be painting - and framing. First time framing large oil paintings for me.
I need to know what I should paint on these beautiful blank surfaces! I want a cohesive show but also a range of subjects that would make a nice group showing together.
This is what I'm thinking so far:
Mass of wild flowers
Not enough thoughts in my head yet. If you have suggestions, send them to me!
This is my drying rack for my little daily paintings. It's an old record rack for holding 45 records. I wanted to find a double one but haven't run across one yet. This is nice because it separates the paintings and keeps the paint from smearing but it doesn't take up a lot of space.
Well, it's time to work now. I have a little painting to finish, some commissions, and lots of prep work to do.
Oh, and I will have a post later on my other blog:
Have a great weekend!
Friday, July 29, 2011
alameda studio tour
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
new studio tour info
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
new daily painting
on the way to Santa Fe...
Look at these hills, rolling and peaceful. These images were all taken from my car while we were moving (no, I wasn't driving!) I always wish I could view these hills and mesas from the air, or go back behind them to see more.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
It was all about the sky for me on this one. No matter that I loved the old adobe and its surroundings. The sky was the bluest I can remember in a long time.
Also I would like to thank everyone for embracing my new little paintings - they all have auction bids! If you would like to view all of the auctions, please click the Daily Paintworks Gallery link on the right hand top of this page.
An interesting day planned. Will report more later.
TO PREVIEW THE AUCTION OR PLACE A BID ON THIS PAINTING, CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
This is one of the world famous fruit stands in Velarde, New Mexico, on the road to Taos. It's known for having beautiful orchards, flowers, and loads of fresh, red chile in late summer and fall.
This painting is up fpr auction. To preview and a chance to place your bid, click HERE. Also, I have joined a new daily painting site that is AWESOME! Every daily painting I post here will also be posted there. You can view them starting tomorrow. The link is http://dailypaintworks.com. You can also see my daily paintings at http://dailypainters.com. I've been a member there since 2006.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Daily Painting #1
My first daily painting in forever.
I didn't realize it had been such a long time but I told you they were coming! This is from a day trip to Jemez Springs and a nice rest by the river. I think it was last September and very serene and peaceful.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Weems always fun $285 Show
People choosing their paintings
The line outside the gallery before it opened. The earliest people got there at 4:30am this morning. They assigned each person a number according to their place in line, then everyone got to go in the gallery and choose one painting. After everyone had chosen their first choice, they opened the gallery doors and people could take paintings off the wall. It was great!